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Mapping project

Hey delphi, what exactly do you have in mind as what it would be I would do as a "leader" of the mapping project? I mean, I don't have anything like the time you and brammers seem to spend on the wiki, the last 2 weeks were my holiday period, and while I have some more, my gf now has holiday too so I won't be able to do nearly as much. Maybe I reacted too quickly, and probably reacted strangely as most people would gladly take the "prestige" of being a "leader", but I've had too many kinds of these for too long to do things that I can't take seriously enough. So yet again, what would be expected of me? --Biglines 12:03, 26 June 2008 (BST)

Re the above ^^ --Biglines 11:15, 27 June 2008 (BST)


Hey, i'm greatfull that you made me and Biglines leaders of the mapping project, but just like Biglines I don;t think i'm right to be a leader of the mapping project. I've yet to contribute directly to the mapping effort at all and I don't even know how to add points on the map and stuff like that. Never the less, if you feel the project desperately needs a leader, then I will. However, like Biglines, i'm unsure what this means. --Reaction 00:26, 28 June 2008 (BST)

Okay, now that neocron is down for a week or so, I'm willing to put in the effort to start mapping, although it will mostly be from memory as it's very hard to check atm ;) pending a specific task description, I don't mind being leader, although I don't see what I can do as a non-admin in the "leading" department. --Biglines 20:06, 30 June 2008 (BST)

tbh I don't feel like being a figurehead, so nvm, I'll just keep contributing where I see fit, responsibilities keep stacking up, so cba with "figureheading" ;) no offense --Biglines 00:25, 1 July 2008 (BST)

LOM Pills

Hi, I've had a go at cleaning up the LOM_Pills page. Please can you check you are happy with it - I've removed the 'Image needed' and 'Formatting problem' tags that you added. --Heathen 22:44, 9 July 2008 (BST)

I've also corrected the spelling and added three images to the Regant page. Again just checking you are happy with it as you added the 'Formatting' tag. Don't worry, wont message you every time I update a page, just wanted to confirm the first couple were ok. --Heathen 02:31, 10 July 2008 (BST)

User Message

I prefer to do it manually, the personal touch :) rather than automate it, as i like to take an active role as Admin/Sysop --[admin] Logan Ford • (talk) 13:39, 16 July 2008 (BST)

NPC Box

Delphi, can you fix the NPCbox to allow 4 types of damage? The Malfunctioning Warbot for example does 4 types of damage yet only 3 can be recorded. Thanks --[admin] Logan Ford • (talk) 23:28, 20 July 2008 (BST) Thankyou for fixing it --[admin] Logan Ford • (talk) 00:04, 21 July 2008 (BST)

Sysop

"(diff) (hist) . . m Neocron Wiki:Administrators‎; 12:37 . . (+34) . . Delphi (Talk | contribs | block) (Forgot that Cmaster was sysop - added)" So did I, so no problem there.

Templates

Delphi, could you possibly update this list with all the current templates? Such as NPCBox or Mission template etc. I find myself searching for templates with no obvious way of finding them easily and i find that list really useful. I had a couple of separate Q's about the Mission template aswell here where i changed the mission page over to the template. thanks --[admin] Logan Ford • (talk) 16:02, 21 July 2008 (BST)

Latex

Ok, I've not installed the Latex software on the server, thats going to take bit of work, and also I'm going to have to clear it with the rest of the of the server admins.

What I have done is found a public rendering latex server, so I've done a few small code changes to use that server. Give it a try, and see what you think... in the mean time...

<math>x=\frac{-b\pm\sqrt{b^2-4ac}}{2a}</math>

--Brammers 20:14, 1 August 2008 (BST)

Disclaimer

Yeah, it might be wise to add a line somewhere that any input from me is for information only and not any official statement from KK. Tbh, I thought that readers would be interested more in the articles than who wrote/edited them. --Hoder 16:40, 26 August 2008 (BST)

Yeah I agree. Maybe time to use this page - Neocron_Wiki:General_disclaimer I'll come up with a suitable disclaimer and check with KK or Hoder to make sure they are happy with it. --Brammers 17:18, 26 August 2008 (BST)

MediaWiki 1.13

New version of MediaWiki is out - see [1] Time to upgrade I think. I'll put this on the test site over the weekend, if you are happy we should upgrade. --Brammers 10:36, 5 September 2008 (BST)

Item DB tags in templates

I knew there was a good reason for wanting the 1.13 upgrade for the Wiki.

There is an alernative way to write Item DB tags - see User:Brammers/Dev04 for some examples. I've tweaked the Reward template to use the alternative way, and it looks to be working now. --Brammers 00:17, 2 January 2009 (UTC)

Bots and Spammers

Hey there. Right the plans to deal with the bots.

So far, I've noticed they are registering, but not posting. The anti-bot signup seems to be working for most cases, but I suspect humans are involved here.

The long term solution is this.

  1. Get the THN forums upgraded to phpBB3 which has some pretty awesome bot protection!
  2. Clean up the inactive users here.
  3. Migrate and use the THN forums as the authenication source for users. (Like we did with the Prophecy Network)

In the mean time you can clean out user on special pages with Merge and delete users You have to put a user to merge it into. I'm going to setup a user called THN SpamMop for this purpose. --Brammers 21:10, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

Ok user setup, feel free to remove any suspect spambots. I've had a look at some users via edit user, and you can't really tell from the email if it's a spammer or not. Anyway since we are deleting users who have added nothing, I don't see a problem. --Brammers 21:29, 3 September 2012 (UTC)

I draw your attention to - http://forum.techhaven.org/viewtopic.php?t=3455 Found a way to mass nuke the inactive accounts --Brammers 14:53, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Admin list

I recommend removing the follow from the ops list for security reasons since they are not active or haven't been seen for a while.

  • Jest
  • Marsbarz
  • Matan
  • Reaction
  • Solid Rock
  • StevenJ
  • Cmaster

That leaves you, me and Logan Ford.

If they come back and want to work on the wiki again, we can give it back to them, since they are very good Sysops. --Brammers 10:18, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Rollover for mapping project

That job has been on my to-do for ages. The plugin had support issues for IE8/IE9 and maybe 10. I've updated it to the very latest, so can you try again with IE10? Brammers (talk) 12:55, 15 May 2013 (UTC)